Snoring can have a significant impact on the quality of sleep for both the snorer and their partner. While there are many remedies available that claim to alleviate snoring, not all methods are successful.
At River Park Dental and Esthetics, Dr. Phing Saurer offers NightLase snoring therapy from Fotona to patients in Dublin, OH, as well as patients coming from Columbus and the surrounding suburbs of Hilliard, Worthington, and Upper Arlington.
Keep reading to find out how NightLase snoring therapy works, its benefits, and what to expect during the treatment process.
What is NightLase snoring therapy?
NightLase is a noninvasive laser treatment designed to reduce snoring and improve sleep quality. This innovative treatment uses a gentle yet focused laser to target the soft tissues at the back of the throat.
The laser energy causes the tissue to tighten and stimulates collagen production in the oral mucosa tissue. By doing this, the technology helps reduce airway obstructions and the vibrations that cause snoring. It can also improve symptoms of mild to moderate sleep apnea.
While this treatment is not a cure for snoring or sleep apnea, it can dramatically reduce snoring. Some patients have reported a 50% decrease in snoring after a single treatment.
What are the benefits of NightLase snoring therapy?
NightLase snoring therapy is noninvasive and does not require any incisions, sutures, or anesthesia, making it a comfortable and convenient option for those seeking snoring relief.
In addition, these treatment sessions are quick, typically taking around 30 – 60 minutes. This allows patients to fit appointments into their busy schedules with ease. And there is little to no downtime associated with NightLase, and most patients can return to their normal activities almost immediately after treatment.
By reducing snoring, NightLase snoring therapy can improve not only the quality of sleep for both the snorer and their partner but also lead to increased energy levels and overall well-being. It’s ideal for those who can’t tolerate CPAP machines or other devices designed to reduce or get rid of snoring.
The results of NightLase can last up to a year.
What to expect during NightLase treatment
During a NightLase session, Dr. Saurer will use a handheld laser device to deliver controlled pulses of laser energy to the soft tissues at the back of the throat. Most patients experience minimal discomfort. No anesthesia is required, but a numbing agent is usually applied prior to treatment.
After the treatment, patients may experience mild soreness or swelling in the throat. However, these side effects typically subside within a day or two.
Most patients notice an improvement in their snoring after the first treatment, but a series of five sessions spaced 21 days apart is often recommended for optimal results. That’s because it takes roughly three weeks for collagen in the mouth to regenerate after laser energy treatment.
It’s important not to miss a session, or else the accumulated collagen may start to dissipate.
Get snoring therapy in Dublin, OH
NightLase offers a solution to those struggling with snoring or poor sleep quality who want a state-of-the-art solution that opens up their airways without surgery or bulky machinery.
To find out if NightLase Snoring Therapy is the right solution for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Phing Saurer at River Park Dental and Esthetics in Dublin, OH today. We also welcome patients from Columbus, OH and the surrounding suburbs of Hilliard, Worthington, and Upper Arlington.